The ban on entry to Sweden from countries outside the EU/EEA has ceased to apply as of April 1st, 2022. This also means that the requirement to present vaccination and test certificates when entering the country have been removed.
A temporary ban on entry into Sweden for foreign nationals traveling from countries outside the EU/EEA was introduced in March 2020 prevent the spread of Covid-19. It has been regularly extended and the current entry ban applies until 31 March 2022.
We have already lifted the entry ban within the EU. Now the Government has decided not to extend the entry ban from third countries.Morgan Johansson, Minister for Justice and Home Affairs
According to Travel + Leisure, Sweden’s decision comes more than a month after authorities decided to remove face mask requirements on crowded public transportation, as well as in restaurants. Scandinavian Airlines has subsequently removed mask requirements on flights within Scandinavia. Masks are still required on all other flights.
Several countries in the EU and the EEA have recently lifted bans on entry into their respective countries. The Public Health Agency of Sweden considers that the entry restrictions are no longer a proportionate infection control measure.
This will make it much easier for everyone who has been prevented from coming to Sweden in recent years due to the pandemicMorgan Johansson, Minister for Justice and Home Affairs
According to Reuters, Sweden is currently averaging about 1,130 new infections each day. This is lower than January when the country had more than 53,000 in a day. According to Johns Hopkins’ Coronavirus Resource Center, nearly 75% of Sweden’s population has been vaccinated.
As of April 2022, Covid-19 is no longer be classified as a threat to public health and a danger to society. Although the pandemic is not over, it has entered a new phase thanks to high vaccination coverage combined with the lower risk of serious illness posed by the currently dominant virus variant, omicron.